Valeria is a pre-doctoral consultant at CCSI through RIT's Priority Behavioral Health Internship Program. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology, focusing her research on the factors driving health risk behaviors such as risky sex, substance use, and vaccine hesitancy. Valeria draws upon her background in neuroscience, counseling, and behavioral medicine, with past work spanning service provision in community clinics and integrated hospital settings, clinic management, and research roles within pharmaceutical and psychedelic therapy clinical trials.